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Upper Latheron

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Upper Latheron

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8199

Site Number ND13SE 8

NGR ND 1824 3186

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Latheron
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND13SE 8 1824 3186

(ND 1824 3186) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1979)

The remains of a broch, probably about 57ft in diameter and 7ft high, on top of a rock, overgrown with grass. A small portion of wall is exposed on the NE and remains of outbuildings are visible along the rock to the E.

RCAHMS 1911.

The heavily mutilated remains of a broch, 17.0m in diameter, as described by the RCAHMS.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B), 25 March 1968.

The remains of a broch, as described by the previous authorities; the portion of wall in the NE is the outside face exposed to four courses. There are obscure traces of adjacent structures on the NW and SE sides of the broch.

Visited by OS (J M), 13 October 1982.


Publication Account (2007)

ND13 14 UPPER LATHERON ND/1824 3186

The grass-grown ruins of a possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, stand on top of a rock; part of the outer wallface, with four courses showing, is exposed on the north-east and suggests an overall diameter of about 17.4m (57ft). There are traces of outbuildings to the east.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 13 SE 8: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 59, no. 217.

E W MacKie 2007


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